What Do You Know About Supporting Implant Health?
While myriad factors can threaten the success of implant therapy, implementing maintenance strategies may support positive outcomes. Read on to see how much you know about preventing implant complications.
The goal of implant therapy is to provide restored implants that survive and function for the patient’s lifetime.
Peri-implant mucositis is an irreversible inflammatory process localized to the soft tissue around the implant.
Diabetes is unrelated to lower implant survival rates.
Poor plaque control has been identified as a risk factor in peri-implant disease.
To reduce the risk of supporting bone loss, clinicians must ensure proper prosthetic design and effective oral hygiene.
Which of the following is part of a successful implant maintenance regimen?
There are limited data, however, on the efficacy, timing, and choice of local or systemic antimicrobial regimens in managing peri-implant conditions.
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